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Syd's Bagelery & Expresso

550 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145
(530) 583-2666
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Ranked #29 of 54 Restaurants in Tahoe City
Most recent review
- Jul 29, 2014
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68% Recommend
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English first
Englewood, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I always go to Syd's when visiting Tahoe. It's where the locals go for their morning coffee, so you know it's good. I drink decaf, and it is as good as any regular I've ever tried. I love the "everything" bagels, and the homemade muffins are also delicious. We've also had really good lunches, with many healthy... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I asked for half defaf-regular coffe and a bagel with PB. The bagel came out 15 minutes late waited another 10 and still didn't have coffee. Told that decaf was being made .... so after another 10min i asked for just regular coffee. The blond haired young lady, now annoyed by my inability to wait any longer, gave me an... More

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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Stopped in Tahoe City for a few days of spring skiing. Used this place for packed lunch and breakfast supplies. Jam and butter bagel really good. Sandwiches great too.

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Rainier, Oregon
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362 reviews 362 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

My new bride has stopped here for coffee apres-ski for many years, and so it was a natural for us to stop by for coffee after spending the night with friends at their cabin. The coffee was excellent; several choices, both leaded and unleaded. The morning was spoiled, however, by a group of European touristas occupying about half the tables... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

On vacation from Australia, staying just out of Tahoe City, after having a few coffees that were so bad, I couldn't drink them, after warming my hands around the cup, I left without drinking it! The next day I was walking the Main Street and asked a lady was she "a local" and where was the best coffee in town.... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Good healthy options, including whole wheat bagels; and the coffee was great. Nice location, right on the lake.

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Flagler Beach, Florida
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21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

We are always looking for a places that offer healthier options are quicker and don't break the bank. Syd's is a little hole in the wall that's probably been around many years and knows what works. We both had a great veggie sandwich and fruit smoothie that were made to order and service was fast. Reasonably priced and on the... More

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13 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

Went here with my family to get our coffee fix. I am a big fan of Mexican Mochas, so I ordered their spicey Mexican mocha, I would not describe this mocha as spicey, had a very strong flavor of cardamom , I ended up throwing the coffee in the garbage. The rest of my family was happy with their coffees,... More

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78 reviews 78 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

I hang out here when I want to work in a coffee shop or having a meeting in Tahoe City. Coffee is good, service friendly, informal coffee shop atmosphere. Lox sandwich is generous enough to split, BLT good but not extraordinary, salads ok. Price as expected in tourist town. Staff usually friendly but I've been there on a rare off-day... More

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Rocklin, CA
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26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Syd's is a great spot for a bagel or breakfast burrito. Grab your food and a coffee, eat indoors while enjoying the free Wifi or sit outside and enjoy the great view of Lake Tahoe.

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